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Japan sake brewer takes shot at booming alcohol-free market

Process also helps Sanwa Shuzo make more of its premium Daiginjo sake

Sanwa Shuzo has been working on nonalcoholic drinks since the summer of 2020, when restaurants got clobbered by pandemic-induced restrictions and stopped asking for alcohol deliveries.   © AP

SHIZUOKA, Japan -- A small sake brewery is trying to grab a slice of Japan's market for nonalcoholic drinks, which is taking off as more consumers choose to be sober for health or other personal reasons.

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